10-24-2019 Hometown Holiday Happenings

Trick-or-Treat hours for the Tri-City Area

By Angela Stair

This year Halloween falls on Thursday, October 31. All local municipalities will be celebrating on the traditional day of Thursday, but there are a few events that will take place at different times. Below you will find a listing of times for Trick or Treating and any special events in your city or township.

BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP and HARTFORD TOWNSHIP do not set a day or time for Trick-or-Treat.

HAGAR TOWNSHIP has set Thursday, October 31 as the day for Trick-or-Treat and the time from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

KEELER TOWNSHIP has set Thursday, October 31 for Trick-or-Treat from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

CITY OF HARTFORD has approved Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Thursday, October 31 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

CITY OF WATERVLIET will hold their annual parade of Trick or Treaters in costume going from merchant to merchant downtown from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Evening neighborhood Trick-or-Treat has been approved from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

WATERVLIET TOWNSHIP has approved Trick-or-Treat on the traditional day of Thursday, October 31, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

CITY OF COLOMA will hold their Halloween in the Park downtown on Saturday, October 26 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Regular City Trick-or-Treat hours will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

COLOMA TOWNSHIP has approved Trick-or-Treat on the traditional day of October 31, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Hartford Library Fall Halloween Festival is Saturday

The Hartford Library annual “Fall Halloween Festival” will be on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hartford Bible Church (formerly the Hartford Federated Church). The event is totally free and open to all children and their families.

There will be games, prizes, candy and lots of fun for all ages. Festival goers can test their skill at bean bag throw, have their face painted and there will be lots of prizes. Children may wear their costumes. Abundant free parking is available in the church lot.

Coloma celebrates Halloween in the Park on Saturday

Coloma extends an invitation to area families to join them in a fun and safe way for children to celebrate Halloween.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m., North Berrien Community Development and Coloma Township Police Department are hosting their annual Halloween in the Park. This fall festival is taking place in Baker Park and behind Coloma City Hall in downtown Coloma.

The afternoon of festivities begins at 3 p.m. with a costume parade from North Berrien Fire Rescue Station 1, 170 Washington St. to Baker Park. After the parade there is a lot to enjoy including hot dogs grilled by the Coloma Lions Club, popcorn, apples, juice, games organized by Freshwater Church – all while listening to fun music provided by Tom Gear.

In true Halloween fashion the children are invited to bring a sack and participate in a Trunk or Treat for candy and goodies.

Candy and food are provided by area merchants and community organizations.

Also on Saturday the Coloma Lions Club is having a Pumpkin Derby. Weigh-in is at 11 a.m. and the derby starts at noon. To register, or for more information, call Lion Brian Smith at 269-468-4153.

Kids Halloween Party at Coloma FOP

Coloma FOP Lodge #147 is holding a Kids Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 2-5 p.m.

The fun includes food & crafts, spooky funhouse, games & prizes plus hayrides (weather permitting). At 3:30 p.m. is a costume contest.

Coloma FOP is located at 3470 Angling Road.

Halloween at Sarett slatted for Saturday

Join Sarett for a special Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to explore their fun Halloween trail for families! There will be a lighted walking trail with activities for little ones, a dark and scary trail for those who want a little more fright, a spooky hayride, and treats plus a craft inside. Cost is $5 per person.

Hartford Halloween Happenings

By Jon Bisnett

Trick-or-Treat hours in both the city and township of Hartford along with some other “don’t miss out” events.

Trunk or Treat

A Trunk or Treat event takes place at the Hartford Middle School parking lot from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday Oct. 31, including a special prize for the best decorated trunk!

Fire Department Spooktacular

The crew of the Hartford Fire Department will throw open the doors of the Station House located on E. Main Street for their 2nd Annual Halloween Spooktacular event from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. Kids of all ages are welcomed to stop by for despicable donuts, spooky cider, devilish games, creepy costume contest and a coffin load of candy! It’s a great place for mom and dad to grab a break to rest their feet and enjoy a hot cup of coffee too! (Restrooms are available.)

City Hall

On Halloween, don’t forget to stop by City Hall on Main Street where the officers of the Hartford Police Department will be passing out candy from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Several other downtown businesses will also have treats to offer.

Police Chief Tressa Beltran reminds all communities that the costumed kiddos should NEVER go Trick-or-Treating alone and always carry a flashlight or wear reflective tape on their costumes. Trick-or-Treaters should always use the sidewalks whenever possible and be super careful when crossing streets.

Adult residents are reminded to exercise extreme caution if they need to go out in their vehicle during the hours from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on October 31st. Help Hartford Police and Fire keep everyone safe!

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